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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 24, 2017 01:42PM) (new)

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This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start

Because this is challenge is all about you, you can choose the order, you can trade out one monthly challenge for one you create, or you can substitute the sign or gem you wish you had for the one that is yours. Just let this challenge reflect the uniqueness of you, because this challenge is, after all, All About You.

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name

P.S. If you want a specific part of the challenge to last longer than a month or shorter it's up to you. You decide. No pressure. It's just for fun. :)


Chinese Zodiac
Birthstones


Note:
In 2012 we started this challenge, and we've now decided to start a new thread for the challenge to freshen it up a bit! You can find the old thread here





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Amethyst Coin Challenge Themes ~ Amethyst Coin Amethyst Coin

Earn your Amethyst Coins with the Reading Challenges. Must Join a participating Reading Challenge on or after April 1, 2016.

To Earn an Amethyst Coin:
Amethyst Coin One Coin upon reading 25 or more books from this challenge in one year

Learn about Gem coins here


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message 6: by Cassie (last edited Jan 28, 2017 06:46PM) (new)

Cassie (casswish) | 25 comments I'll try this one!

All About Me, Level I
1/55 read


Read “APRIL”
A- The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
P- Panic by Lauren Oliver
R- The Rake to Redeem Her by Julia Justiss
I- I Feel Like the Morning Star by Gregory Maguire
L- The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Read 4 books that are colored like a diamond
-Zone One by Colson Whitehead
- Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
- Shadowlands by Kate Brian
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Read “Taurus”
T- Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
A- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
U- Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin
R- The Rake to Rescue Her by Julia Justiss
U- The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
S- The Sacrifice of Tamar by Naomi Ragen

Read “TIGER”
T- Telesa by Lani Wendt Young
I- Impetuous by Candace Camp
G- Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
E- Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory
R- The Rake to Reveal Her by Julia Justiss

Read 4 books that take place in Scotland
-At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
-Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
-Haunted Warrior by Allie Mackay
-Virgins by Diana Gabaldon

Read 4 historical fiction books
-Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade
-The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
-The Tsarina’s Daughter by Carolly Erickson
-My Old True Love by Sheila Kay Adams

Read 4 books with Harper
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Read 4 books by my favorite authors
-Amelia’s War by Ann Rinaldi
-Austenland by Shannon Hale
-The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
-The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick



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Read “SUSHI”
S- Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
U- The Untamed Heiress
S- Salt by Mark Kurlansky
H- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
I- Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Read 4 books from new-to-me authors
-Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa - finished 1/28/2017
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Read “JAMIE”
J- Jephte’s Daughter
A- Alexandra by Carolly Erickson
M- Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
I- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
E- The Education of Mary by Ann Rinaldi


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Welcome Cassie!

Good Luck!


message 8: by Kay Kay (new)

Kay Kay | 1793 comments I'll try this one. 25 books for the coin


message 9: by Leah (last edited Feb 16, 2017 01:47PM) (new)

Leah (astratlife) | 35 comments This challenge will make an interesting year...

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
D - ✔ Dark Lover 2/7/2017
E - ✔ Earthrise 2/9/2017
C - The Curse Merchant
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M - ✔ The Midnight Sea 2/12/2017
B - ✔ The Brothers Karamazov 2/5/2017
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Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
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Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
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Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
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Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
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Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
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Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
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Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
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Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
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Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name
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message 10: by Celina (new)

Celina (wwwgoodreadscomcelinahop) | 1 comments This looks really interesting, I am going to try it out.


message 11: by Karen (last edited Mar 11, 2017 09:56AM) (new)

Karen (karen-ann) | 139 comments New to this group this looks like a fun challenge to get started with.
Month one
J Jonas Jonasson The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
U Undermajordomo Minor
N Patrick Ness A Monster Calls
E Elephant Moon

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Read with my son
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favorite authors
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seven books

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message 12: by Mackey (last edited Mar 27, 2017 04:58PM) (new)

Mackey (mackeylee) Joining in:

Month 1:
J -Jar City
U -The Unquiet Dead
N -No One Knows
E -Everything You Want Me to Be

Month 2:
P -Purgatory Road
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Month 3:
G -The Girl Before
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D -The Dry
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Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
1. Scotland - The Cracked Spine
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CRIME/SUSPENSE
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Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend

Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors

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Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to

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message 13: by Karen ♐ (last edited Sep 27, 2017 04:29PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1713 comments All About You: Part One

♐Month 1: DECEMBER (view spoiler)

♐Month 2: TURQUOISE(view spoiler)

♐Month 3: SAGITARRIUS (view spoiler)

♐Month 4: CALLA LILY(view spoiler)

♐Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit(view spoiler)

♐Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre(view spoiler)

♐Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend -(view spoiler)

♐Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors - (view spoiler)

♐Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month - 27/16(view spoiler)

♐Month 10: PASTA(view spoiler)

♐Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to (view spoiler)

♐Month 12: ROARKE(view spoiler)


message 14: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30560 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge everyone!!

I've linked your challenge posts at the top of the thread.

Good Luck!!

Karen wrote: "New to this group this looks like a fun challenge to get started with...."

Welcome to the group Karen! I hope you enjoy your first challenge!


message 15: by Elaine (last edited Feb 21, 2017 12:30PM) (new)

Elaine | 2 comments All About Me, Part 1 Challenge

Challenge Accepted: February 7, 2017
Challenge (hopefully) Completed: January 31, 2018

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June 2017: Book set in (a country I would like to visit)
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July 2017: Romance Books
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August 2017: (books read with a child or friend)
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September 2017: Fave Authors
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October 2017: Try to read more books than usual in a month.
Goal: _______ Books

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December 2017: New Authors I have been meaning to get to
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January 2018: Read your favorite Book Crush's name
TBA


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Welcome to the challenge Elaine :)


message 17: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30560 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge B!


message 18: by Allison Ann (new)

Allison Ann | 1408 comments Didn't realize you had frozen the last thread, but I did finally finish this challenge. Now to move on to Part II. :D

NBRC All About You Challenge
Part One
Duration: March 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017
12/12


Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge).
March 7/7

J - The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker - 3/01/16
A - At Last by Barbara Bretton - 3/15/16
N - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - 3/16/16
U - Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris - 3/16/16
A - Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin - 3/21/16
R - The Runaway Jury by John Grisham - 3/04/16
Y - Yondering by Louis L'Amour - 3/06/16

Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge).
April 6/6

G - Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs - 4/10/16
A - Away by B.A. Wolfe - 4/09/16
R - Redshirts by John Scalzi - 4/21/16
N - Neuromancer by William Gibson - 4/26/16
E - Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker - 4/04/16
T - Third Girl by Agatha Christie - 4/08/16

Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
May 9/9

C - Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge - 5/29/16
A - Alone by Robert J. Crane - 6/09/16
P - Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins - 5/11/16
R - Raspberry Kisses by Cecelia Dowdy - 5/17/16
I - Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R. Winters - 5/19/16
C - The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin - 8/08/16
O - The One by Kiera Cass - 5/04/16
R - Real Murders by Charlaine Harris - 6/07/16
N - Naughty Neighbor by Janet Evanovich - 5/10/16

Month 4: Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge)
June 8/8

W - Where She Went by Gayle Forman - 6/29/16
I - Inside Man by Jeff Abbott - 9/12/16
L - Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay - 6/28/16
D - Digging Up Death by Gina Conroy - 7/28/16
R - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - 8/23/16
O - Our Lady of Immaculate Deception by Nancy Martin - 6/23/16
S - Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant - 7/08/16
E - Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan - 7/14/16

Month 5: Read 3 books set in a country you'd like to visit
July - Scotland 3/3

1. Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux - 9/07/16
2. Death of a Cad by M.C. Beaton - 11/08/16
3. Death of an Outsider by M.C. Beaton - 11/08/16

Month 6: Read 4 books from your favorite genre
August - Mystery - 4/4

1. Dying For Danish by Leighann Dobbs - 8/04/16
2. Exceptional Clearance by William J. Caunitz - 8/05/16
3. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott - 8/13/16
4. Dead Boyfriends by David Housewright - 8/16/16

Month 7: Read 3 books with your child or a friend
September - Buddy Reads with Suzanne - 3/3

1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - 10/06/16
2. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke - 10/10/16
3. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke - 10/14/16

Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
October - 4/4

1. Broken Harbor by Tana French - 10/13/16
2. Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer - 10/17/16
3. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie - 11/01/16
4. Odds Against by Dick Francis - 11/05/16

Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
November 25/25

1. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters - 11/01/16
2. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - 11/01/16
3. Country Heaven by Ava Miles - 11/01/16
4. Guilty Wives by James Patterson - 11/01/16
5. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth - 11/02/16
6. Canada by Richard Ford - 11/03/16
7. The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho - 11/04/16
8. An Absolute Scandal by Penny Vincenzi - 11/05/16
9. Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie - 11/06/16
10. Lost and Found by Allison Brennan - 11/07/16
11. Curtain: Poirot's Last Case by Agatha Christie - 11/09/16
12. Paris Match by Stuart Woods - 11/10/16
13. Nemesis by Catherine Coulter - 11/11/16
14. Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas - 11/11/16
15. The Secret Place by Tana French - 11/14/16
16. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - 11/15/16
17. The Trespasser by Tana French - 11/19/16
18. A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths - 11/22/16
19. This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer - 11/23/16
20. The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths - 11/24/16
21. The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths - 11/25/16
22. The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames - 11/25/16
23. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris - 11/26/16
24. The Cat Who Went Underground by Lilian Jackson Braun - 11/29/16
25. Insidious by Catherine Coulter - 11/30/16

Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
December 5/5

P - Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams - 12/12/16
A - Always by Jude Deveraux - 12/30/16
S - The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters - 12/17/16
T - Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl - 12/06/16
A - AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller - 1/09/17

Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read
before, but have been meaning to
January 4/4

1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple - 1/09/17
2. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart - 1/12/17
3. Opal Fire by Barbra Annino - 1/13/17
4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - 1/27/17

Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name
February 7/7

I don't have book crushes. Most romantic heroes make me want to punch them repeatedly in the face. However I have never cried more in my life than I did when Matthew Shirley died in Anne of Green Gables.

M - Morning by Nancy Thayer - 2/20/17
A - All Fall Down by John Saul - 2/22/17
T - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë - 2/03/17
T - The Target by Catherine Coulter - 2/19/17
H - Hidden Prey by John Sandford - 2/17/17
E - An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters - 2/21/17
W - Working Stiff by Rachel Caine - 2/02/17


message 19: by Rebecca (last edited Feb 27, 2018 07:24PM) (new)

Rebecca Waranch | 251 comments This looks fun...I'm just going to have to change month 7, because I don't have a child and don't want to read with another person!

All About You Challenge - Level 1
March 1, 2017- March 1, 2018
(70/76) Books Read


Month 1 (March):Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
(9/9)

S Sandford, John Invisible Prey 3/5/17
E Eleanor Herman Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge 3/5/17
P A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline 3/18/17
T The Ties That Bind by Erin Kelly 3/21/17
E Elizabeth Haynes Dark Tide 3/9/17
M Midwives by Chris Bohjalian 3/19/17
B Blume, Judy In the Unlikely Event3/11/17
E Ellison, J.T. Field of Graves 3/17/17
R Ruth Ware The Woman in Cabin 10 3/4/17

Month 2 (April): Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge)
(8/8)

S The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian 4/17/17
A After the Fire by Jane Casey 4/9/17
P Pataki, Allison Sisi: Empress on Her Own 4/14/17
P Plaidy, Jean Myself, My Enemy 4/30/17
H Heather Young The Lost Girls 4/30/17
I Iles, Greg Mississippi Blood 4/12/17
R Rattle, Allison Mad Kings & Queens: History's Most Famous Raving Royals 4/29/17
E Edge of Black by J.T. Ellison 4/1/17

Month 3 (May): Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
(5/5)

L The Last Boleyn by Karen Harper 5/17/17
I Iles, Greg Dead Sleep 5/23/17
B Brian Freeman Marathon 5/10/17
R Ruth Dugdall The Woman Before Me 5/25/17
A Alex Marwood The Darkest Secret 5/21/17

Month 4 (June): Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge)
(9/9)

F Freeman, Brian The Night Bird 6/4/17
I If You Were Here by Alafair Burke 6/21/17
R Ruth Dugdall The Sacrificial Man 6/5/17
E Ella March Chase Three Maids for a Crown
6/27/17

T The Three Crowns: The Story of William and Mary by Jean Plaidy 6/11/17
I I Found You by Lisa Jewell 6/25/17
G Greg Iles Sleep No More 6/24/17
E Eleanor Herman Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics 6/29/17
R Richard Montanari The Skin Gods 6/30/17

Month 5(July): Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
(4/4)

1. The Stranger by Camilla Läckberg 7/7/17 (SWEDEN)
2. The Haunted Sisters by Jean Plaidy 7/7/17 (ENGLAND)
3. William's Wife by Jean Plaidy 7/15/17 (HOLLAND)
4. Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia by Michael Farquhar 7/25/17 (RUSSIA)

Month 6 (August): Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre - THRILLER
(4/4)

1. Wicked Prey by John Sandford 8/3/17
2. The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson 8/5/17
3. Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey 8/6/17
4. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware 8/8/17

Month 7(September): Read 3 or 4 books that you have been putting off
(4/4)

1. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud 9/17/17
2. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King 9/23/17
3. Gracelin O'Malley by Ann Moore 9/26/17
4. On Beauty by Zadie Smith 9/30/17

Month 8 (October): Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
(4/4)

1. Saturday Requiem by Nicci French 10/12/17
2. The Warning by Sophie Hannah 10/14/17
3. Humber Boy B by Ruth Dugdall 10/18/17
4. The Flight by M.R. Hall 10/29/17

Month 9(November): Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
(14/10)

1. The Chosen Dead by M.R. Hall 11/1/17
2. Dead Gone by Luca Veste 11/4/17
3. Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary 11/6/17
4. Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors 11/9/17
5. The Burning by M.R. Hall 11/11/17
6. Cordial and Corrosive by Sophie Hannah 11/16/17
7. Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek 11/16/17
8. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons 11/19/17
9. Nowhere Girl by Ruth Dugdall 11/23/17
10. Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary 11/24/17
11. The Silent Dead by Claire McGowan 11/25/17
12. Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom 11/27/17
13. A Savage Hunger by Claire McGowan 11/30/17
14. The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza 11/30/17

Month 10 (December): Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
(6/8)

I Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger 12/25/17
C Cohen, Tammy When She Was Bad 12/3/17
E Erin Kelly He Said/She Said 12/22/17

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E Ellison, J.T. Lie to Me 12/23/17
A And She Was by Alison Gaylin 12/28/17
M McGowan, Claire Blood Tide 12/9/17

Month 11 (January): Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
(4/4)

1. Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent 1/5/18
2. Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica 1/7/18
3. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan 1/20/18
4. As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman 1/23/18

Month 12 (February): Read your favorite Book Crush's name
(4/7)

A Alafair Burke The Wife 2/4/18
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C Corry, Jane Blood Sisters 2/10/18
U Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant 2/26/18
S Sarah Pinborough Behind Her Eyes 2/20/18


message 20: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 124 comments i'm in


message 21: by Brooke (last edited May 18, 2017 08:14AM) (new)

Brooke | 1199 comments I'm going to try it! Sounds like fun.

All About You Part One (02.15.17 to 02.14.18)
Last update: 05.18.17

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
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C - The Circle - read 05.15.17
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B - Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries - read 04.11.17
E - Everything, Everything - read 03.28.17
R - The Rosie Effect - read 03.27.17

Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
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P - Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France - read 02.26.17
A - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - read 3.22.17
L - Leviathan - read 4.17.17

Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
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I - The Invisible Bridge - read 03.18.17
B - Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War - read 4.25.17
R - Rock Bottom - read 5.7.17
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Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
P - Paper Towns - read 5.7.17
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Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
1. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story - set in Poland...read 5.4.17
2. The Hypnotist's Love Story - set in Australia...read 5.12.17
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Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre (psychological thrillers)
1. Behind Closed Doors - read 03.02.17
2. You - read 02.16.17
3. Hidden Bodies - read 03.30.17
4. The Girl Before - read 4.17.17

Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
1. Goodnight Moon - read 02.23.17
2. Belly Button Book - read 02.23.17
3. The Giving Tree - read 03.19.17
4. Little Blue Truck - read 03.19.17

Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
1. Fool by Christopher Moore - read 4.24.17
2. Fool Me Once by Harlen Coben - read 4.20.17
3.

Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month (I average 1-2 books/week, so my original goal was 10. I will complete that, so now I am pushing myself and going for 15.) **MONTH OF MAY 2017**
1. Settle for More - read 05.03.17
2. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story - read 05.04.17
3. Blue Christmas - read 05.04.17
4. Rock Bottom - 05.07.17
5. Paper Towns - 05.07.17
6. The Hypnotist's Love Story - read 05.12.17
7. The Circle - read 05.14.17
8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two - read 05.16.17
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Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
P - The Picture of Dorian Gray - read 04.28.17
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H - The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - read 03.16.17

Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
1. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
2. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
3.
4.

Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name


message 22: by Maddy (last edited Jun 27, 2017 01:40PM) (new)

Maddy | 1861 comments I am in!
Start date - March 26
Finish date - June 27
BOOKS READ : 67/25

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message 24: by Kim. E. (last edited Sep 17, 2017 11:26PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 64 comments All About You- Part One
Duration: April 1 2017 - April 1 2018


Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
F- Carrie Fisher The Princess Diarist 5/3/17
E- E.B. White Charlotte's Web 5/9/17
B- Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton 4/9/17
R- Redemption Road 4/11/17
U- The Underground Railroad 4/24/17
A- The Complete Collected Poems by Maya Angelou 4/30/17
R- Ready Player One 5/28/17
Y- Yes Please 7/29/17

Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title

3 Purple Covers


Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
A- Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17
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U- Chika Unigwe by On Black Sisters Street 7/26/17
A- Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones 5/26/17
R-
I- In the Woods 7/1/17
U- Undercover 9/13/17
S- Strawberry Shortcake Murder 7/12/17

Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
R -
A - All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
B - Beartown 7/26/17
B - Bared to You 8/29/17
I - Into the Water 8/5/17
T -


Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit

Ireland

Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre

Crime or Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
In the Blood 7/9/17
Pretty Girls 7/12/17Fredrik Backman
Every Fifteen Minutes 8/22/17

Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend

Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors

J. D. Robb and Tess Gerritsen
Witness in Death by J.D. Robb 5/30/17
Body Double by Tess Gerritsen 7/13/17

Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month


Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
C -
A - Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail 7/12/17
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Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to


Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name


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Welcome to the challenge everybody!!!

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message 26: by Jenna (last edited Oct 01, 2017 03:30PM) (new)

Jenna (lirahlu) Start: May 1,2017 End April 30,2018

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
J- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
A- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
N-Norse Mythology
U- Uprooted
A- Alanna: The First Adventure
R-
Y-You

Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
G-
A-And Only to Deceive
R-
N- Nice Dragons Finish Last
E- The Eagle Catcher
T-Truly Madly Guilty

Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
C- Changeless
A-An Echo in the Bone
P-
R-
I- In for a Penny
C-The Circle
O-
R-
N-

Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
T- Trouble in Mudbug
U-
L-
I-
P-

Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
1.Blameless
2.Soulless
3.Just One Damned Thing After Another
4.Heap House

Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
1.We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
2.Strange the Dreamer
3.The Eye of the World
4.Wintersong

Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
1. Murder With Puffins
2. Buried
3. The Book Jumper
4. All the Light We Cannot See

Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
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Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
1.
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Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
C-
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Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
1.
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Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name
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Welcome to the challenge Jenna!

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message 28: by Kelsey (last edited May 11, 2017 03:16PM) (new)

Kelsey (slytherpuff) | 6 comments I'm doing this!

D - The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
E - ✔️ Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
C - ✔️ Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard
E - Everland by Wendy Spinale
M - Flame in the Mist by Renee Adieh
B - The Princess Bride by William Goldman
E - Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
R - Dear Reader by Mary O' Connel
*Also Reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Z - The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead By Max Brooks
I - InkDeath by Cornelia Funk
R - The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
C - Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
O - The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
N - Wires and Nerves

S - Soundless by Richelle Mead
A - Akarnae by Lynette Noni
G - What Goes Up by Kate Kennedy
I - A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L' Engle
T - The Selection by Kiera Cass
T - Because you Love To Hate Me by tons of authors and booktubers
A - A Tyranny of Petticoats by Tons of Authors
R - RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
I - Inherited by Freedom Matthews
U - Umberland By Wendy Spinale
S - The Shack

Read 3 books set in Britain/London/England
1. The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray
2. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
3. These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker

Read 3 YA books
1. Raelia By Lynette Noni
2. Draekora by Lynette Noni
3. The Heir by Keira Cass

Read 3 Books with a friend
1. A Whole New World
2. The Sorcerer's Heir
3. House of Hades

M - My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
O - The One by Keira Cass
N - The Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis
K - Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemeza
E - The Elite by Keira Cass
Y - A Year in Provence

Read 3 Books by your Favorite Authors:
1. Cress by Marissa Meyer
2. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
3. Winter by Marissa Meyer

Read 6 Books
1. The Crown by Keira Cass
2. The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan
3. Waste of Space by Gina Damico
4. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
5. The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine
6. Literally by Lucy Keating

S - The Star Theif
U - Flora and Ulysses By Kate Di Camille
S - The Son of Neptune
H - Wuthering Heights
I - It Started With Goodbye by Christina June

Read three books by authors you've been meaning to
1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
2. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
3. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

P - Ms. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children Graphic Novel
O - One Dark Throne by Kendra Blake
T - The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
T - The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
E - The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
R - The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan


message 29: by Jade aka MrsTosh (last edited Apr 19, 2018 02:37PM) (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 496 comments Start Date: May 17
Completed: 09/12
Book Read: 76

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month
(view spoiler)


Month 2: Read your Birthstone 3-4 books that are the colour of your birthstone(view spoiler)


Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
(view spoiler)

Month 4: Read your favourite flower(view spoiler)


Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
AMERICA(view spoiler)

Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favourite genre
Historical Fiction(view spoiler)

Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend(view spoiler)

Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favourite authors(view spoiler)

Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the number of books you normally read in a month - Read: 35 books in January 18
Jan 18 Reads


Month 10: Read one of your favourite foods (Spell it out challenge)
S- Sands, Lynsay - Falling for the Highlander 04/02 ****
T-
E- The Endless Beach - Jenny Colgan 05/02 ****
A- Ashley, Victoria - Royl Savage 06/02 *****
K-

Falling for the Highlander (Highlanders, #4) by Lynsay Sands The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan Royal Savage (Savage & Ink, #1) by Victoria Ashley

Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
Jill Shelves

Month 12: Read your favourite Book Crush's name



message 30: by Maddy (new)

Maddy | 1861 comments COMPLETED
Start date - March 26
Finish date - June 27
BOOKS READ : 67/25

Thank you for the challenge! :)


message 31: by Kelsey (last edited Aug 16, 2018 11:23AM) (new)

Kelsey (kelsey_danelle) | 21 comments NVM


message 32: by Just A Ginger (new)

Just A Ginger | 2 comments Starting date July 1 2017- July 1 2018

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
F
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Month 2: Read your Birthstone color (Purple)
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Month 3: Read your sign
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Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign
D
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Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
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Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
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Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
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Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name


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Congratulations on completing the challenge Maddy!

Welcome everyone!!!

I've linked your challenge posts at the top of thread.
Have fun!


message 34: by Torrie (last edited Sep 28, 2017 03:48PM) (new)

Torrie (happyredtrw) All About You, Part 1
Duration 9/9/17 – 9/9/18

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
J. Falling into You by Jasinda Wilder (Used author's name - Jasinda)
A.
N. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Used author's name - Neil)
U.
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R. Falling into Us by Jasinda Wilder (Used main character - Rebecca "Becca")
Y.

Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
G.
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Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
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Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
S.
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Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit (Paris)
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Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
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Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
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Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
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Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
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Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
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Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
1.
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Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name
1.


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Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1713 comments Completed! Thanks for a great Challenge!

All About You: Part One

♐Month 1: DECEMBER (view spoiler)

♐Month 2: TURQUOISE(view spoiler)

♐Month 3: SAGITARRIUS (view spoiler)

♐Month 4: CALLA LILY(view spoiler)

♐Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit(view spoiler)

♐Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre(view spoiler)

♐Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend -(view spoiler)

♐Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors - (view spoiler)

♐Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month - 27/16(view spoiler)

♐Month 10: PASTA(view spoiler)

♐Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to (view spoiler)

♐Month 12: ROARKE(view spoiler)


message 36: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) (last edited Aug 10, 2018 11:25AM) (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 696 comments All About You
Oct 1st 2017 to Sept 30th 2018
5 Task
37 Books

Month One
September
S: Shadow Reaper 4/2/18
E: Even Vampires Get the Blues 7/16/18
P Passenger 6/7/18
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M: Fanny Merkin Fifty Shames of Earl Grey 10/18/17
B: Blood Rose Rebellion 5/11/18
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R: Rosamund Hodge Cruel Beauty 10/2/17

Month Two
Sapphire
S: Scythe 5/22/18
A: The Astonishing Color of After 6/8/18
P: Phantom Evil 9/7/18
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H: Heart of Obsidian 12/7/17
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R: Revealed 8/10/18
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Month Three
Virgo
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Month Four
Stargazer Lilly
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L House of Furies Louisa Ditton 5/31/18
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Y: You Little Devil: A Shameless Gay Romance Story 4/10/18

Month Five
Ireland
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Month Six DONE
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Month Seven DONE
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Month EightDONE
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Month Nine
Book Goal 4
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Month Ten
Steak
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E: Ethan Wate Beautiful Creatures 8/5/18
A: Aidan Flynn Deadly Night 7/20/18
K

Month Eleven DONE
(view spoiler)

Month Twelve DONE
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Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) by Rosamund Hodge Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin Night Child (OSI, #1) by Jes Battis Invision (Chronicles of Nick, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton Night Myst (Indigo Court, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) by Nalini Singh Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling #4) by Nalini Singh Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5) by Nalini Singh The Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau, #19) by Lynsay Sands Menagerie (Menagerie, #1) by Rachel Vincent The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1) by Rin Chupeco Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Hell's Princess The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men by Harold Schechter Clean (Mindspace Investigations, #1) by Alex Hughes Shadow Reaper (Shadow, #2) by Christine Feehan Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher Rented Heart (Rented Heart, #1) by Garrett Leigh You Little Devil A Shameless Gay Romance Story by C.J. Powers When the Sun Falls by Ashleigh Reynolds Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1) by Rosalyn Eves The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman House of Furies (House of Furies, #1) by Madeleine Roux Passenger (Passenger, #1) by Alexandra Bracken The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi Between a Wolf and a Hard Place by Terry Spear Even Vampires Get the Blues (Deadly Angels, #6) by Sandra Hill Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers, #1) by Heather Graham Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1) by Heather Graham The Awakening / The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) by L.J. Smith Revealed (House of Night, #11) by P.C. Cast


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Congratulations Karen!!!!

Welcome Lizz and Torrie!


Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 696 comments Moderators of NBRC wrote: "Congratulations Karen!!!!

Welcome Lizz and Torrie!"


Thank you


message 39: by Ashleigh (last edited Jan 29, 2018 05:46AM) (new)

Ashleigh | 29 comments All about you part 1 : 1/1/18 - 31/12/18

JANUARY

*J Jane Shemilt; The Daughter*****READ 3/1/18
UUnder A Pole Star;Stef Penney
N Fiona Neill; the betrayals
*E Eva Rice; Love Notes For Freddie**READ 23/1/18

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message 41: by Louise (last edited Jan 12, 2018 12:30PM) (new)

Louise | 2088 comments All Bout You
January 1st 2018 - December 31st 2018
▪️Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
M Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore 3/1/18
A The Skeleton in the Closet by Angie Fox 5/1/18
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▪️Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
AQUAMARINE

▪️Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
P
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Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
H
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Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit

Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre

Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend

Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors

Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month

Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)

Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to

Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name


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Moderators of NBRC | 30560 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge Louise!


message 43: by Keli (last edited Feb 05, 2018 12:37PM) (new)

Keli | 513 comments I'm pretty sure I'm doing this on an older version of this challenge. Can I join this one? But bring all my info from last year across?

✔Month 1: Read your Birthday Month
S - Sins of the Night - 28/12/16
E - Equal Rites - 18/12/16
P - The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough - 26/01/17
T - The Tempest - 31/05/17
E - Eighth Grave After Dark - 19/11/17
M - The Midnight Sea - 21/10/17
B - The Bell Jar - 02/11/17
E - A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter - 13/10/17
R - Raven Cursed - 19/01/18

✔Month 2: Read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone, sapphire:
1.  Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach  24/12/16
2.  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  - 02/01/17
3.  Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs  - 25/03/17

✔Month 3: Read your sign:
V - Vision in Silver - 01/04/17
I - I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie - 08/04/17
R - Radiance - 13/07/17
G - Grave Dance - 04/02/17
O- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien- 30/01/17

✔Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign:
H - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - 12/02/17
O - Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell - 07/01/17
R - Rivers of London - 19/04/17
S - Second Grave on the Left - 05/03/17
E - My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout - 04/02/17

✔Read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover, tulip:
T - The Restorer - 07/01/18
U - The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin - 14/12/17
L - Colder Than Here by Laura Wade - 25/05/17 
I - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
P - A Promise of Fire - 12/11/17

✔Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit:
1. Ireland - The Trespasser- 23/01/17
2. China - False Nine - 29/04/17
3. Japan- Radiance - 09/01/17

✔Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre, UF:
1. Midnight Crossroad - 15/04/17
2. Grave Memory - 27/04/17
3. Girl of Nightmares - 29/04/17

✔Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
1. A Curious Beginning - 25/02/17 (buddy read)
2. The Silver Witch - 11/04/17 (buddy read)
3. The Wonder - 18/04/17 (BOTM group read)

✔Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
1. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison- 22/08/17
2. Cormorant Run by Lilith Saintcrow- 10/12/17
3. Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones- 07/08/17

✔Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month:
1. Golden Son - 07/06/17
2. Soulless - 10/06/17 (reread)
3. Rock Chick Rescue - 15/06/17
4. The Frog Prince- 16/06/17
5. Third Grave Dead Ahead- 20/06/17
6. Real Murders 22/06/17
7. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - 26/06/17


✔Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods:
P - Red Rising by Pierce Brown - 07/05/17
I - Magic Burns - Ilona Andrews - 15/05/17
Z - Find Her, Keep Her by Z L Arkadie - 11/05/17
Z - The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata - 25/12/17
A - The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard - 30/05/17

✔Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to:
1. - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - 14/01/17
2. - Skinwalker by Faith Hunter - 10/03/17
3. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham - 16/03/17

✔Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name:
J - Fated by Benedict Jacka -31/12/16
A - Alex - 28/02/17
P - The Poison Tree - 12/03/17
H - The Merry Adventures of Robin HoodHood - Howard Pyle - 24/02/17
R - Rock Chick Renegade - 02/09/17
I - Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews - 26/05/17
M - Murder of Crows - 08/02/17
E - Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and The Haunted Men Who Made It - 09/02/17
L - The Devil's Right Hand by L -19/02/17 (reread)


message 44: by Allegra (last edited Dec 21, 2018 06:14PM) (new)

Allegra | 219 comments Here we go:

Month 1: Read Your Birthday Month - January
J- John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things
A- Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Holiday Mystery
N- The Night Before Christmas
U- Urrutia from By Night In Chile
A- American Gods
R- Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
Y- Yasutaka Tsutsui's Standing Woman
By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño Hercule Poirot's Christmas A Holiday Mystery by Agatha Christie The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol Relish My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley American Gods by Neil Gaiman The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly Standing Woman by Yasutaka Tsutsui

Month 2: Read Your Birth Stone - Garnet
1. "The Garnet Bracelet" (read in From Karamzin to Bunin: An Anthology of Russian Short Stories)--and it's got a "garnet" cover!
2. Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers
3. Garnets by Amy Hayes
4. Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story by Ann Kidd Taylorand Sue Monk Kidd--for the color of the fruit
From Karamzin to Bunin An Anthology of Russian Short Stories by Carl R. Proffer Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers Garnets by Amy Hayes Traveling with Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd

Month 3: Read Your Sign - Capricorn [Note: Because of time constraints, my love of short stories, and my desire to read more sci-fi ("star sign," get it), I will be using my own adaptations this month. Maybe I'd feel differently if I were a Libra. UPDATE: I made an exception for the pre-chosen "Capricorn Games" (for obvious reasons), but I'm also restricting myself to Female Authors to honor Women's History Month.]
C- "Capricorn Games" by Robert Silverberg
A- Atwood, Margaret's The Penelopiad
P- "Prott" by Margaret St. Clair
R- Randy in "The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things" by Karen Joy Fowler
I- "The IWM 1000" by Alicia Yánez Cossío
C- Carol Emshwiller's "Pelt"
O- Ocampo, Silvina 's "The Waves"
R- "Readers of the Lost Art" by Elisabeth Vonarburg
N- Ninotska in "Baby Doll" by Johanna Sinisalo
Capricorn Games by Robert Silverberg The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood The Big Book of Science Fiction by Ann VanderMeer

Month 4: Read Your Chinese Zodiac - Rabbit
R- Ready Player One
A- Alves in The Yellow Sofa
B- Bree, Bess, and Bill in Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse (Though the book, author, and several character names start with A, I felt like being contrarian.)
B- Bellis (Toy City police inspector) in The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
I- I Was Amelia Earhart
T- Ted (aka E.L. Wallace) in The Hippopotamus
PLUS: "Rabbit" by Sarah Gerard
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline The Yellow Sofa by Eça de Queirós Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse (Aunt Dimity Mystery #22) by Nancy Atherton The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry + Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard

Month 5: Read books set in a country you'd like to visit - Japan I could have picked almost anywhere, but this worked with another reading group
1. 1Q84
2.Black Butler, Vol. 1 (It seemed wrong to only read the past and not touch on Manga.)
3. The Japan section of Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan and Latin America: The Magic Chalk by Kōbō Abe; "The Tomoshibi" by Sawako Ariyoshi; "The Moon on the Water" by Kawabata Yasunari; "Act of Worship" by Mishima Yukio; "The Silent Traders" by Yūko Tsushima
4. The Boy in the Earth Started this as a mystery (it would fill a Y) but after reading, the mystery is why was it shelved as such. So I’m adding it up here
5. I Am a Cat: I
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Black Butler, Vol. 1 (Black Butler, #1) by Yana Toboso Other Voices, Other Vistas Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan and Latin America by Barbara H. Solomon The Boy in the Earth by Fuminori Nakamura I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume

Month 6, 7, 8: I was going to mix the month's around but maybe I'll do the summer months as a group and enter them as they fall. I'm not sure I want a solid month of mysteries right now, what with other challenges, BOMs, beach books, etc.

Month 6: Read your favorite genre - Mysteries
M - Murder on the Links
Y - Prince Ali Yusuf in Cat Among the Pigeons
S - Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery
T - Tubby Dubonnet in Crooked Man
E - Ellie Alexander wrote Meet Your Baker
R - Rose Red in Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
I - In Cold Blood
E - Elle in Heat Lightning
S - Slow Burn
Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie The Boscombe Valley Mystery (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #4) by Arthur Conan Doyle Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery, #1) by Ellie Alexander Crooked Man (Tubby Dubonnet, #1) by Tony Dunbar Fables, Vol. 1 Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham Slow Burn (Leo Waterman, #4) by G.M. Ford In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Heat Lightning (Virgil Flowers, #2) by John Sandford

Month 7: Read with a friend
1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
2. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
3. For Your Eyes Only
4. When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
5. Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President / A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Read books as a pair)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli For Your Eyes Only (James Bond, #8) by Ian Fleming When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President by Charlotte Pence A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

Month 8: Read books by some one of your favorite authors - Roald Dahl
1. The Enormous Crocodile
2. James and the Giant Peach
3. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
4. Vile Verses
5. The Roald Dahl Audio Collection
6. Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes
7. See below
Roald Dahl The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl Vile Verses by Roald Dahl The Roald Dahl Audio Collection by Roald Dahl Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes by Roald Dahl

Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month I will be using the month to clear up some straggling challenges and near-overdue library reads, whatever the number is.
1. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World (Library-imposed deadline. Plus Feminist book for Summer Challenge on, as they say, another network)
2. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (Book from a Charity Sale for Summer Challenge)
3. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems (Book on a Boat for Beach Blanket Bingo)
4. Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (Finish an adult read for August's favorite author Raoul Dahl. Also counts for book with same name as a song on Popsugar)
5. My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel (Choose-your-adventure for Summer Challenge)
6. The Real Nick and Nora: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen Classics (Fighting against final renewal from library)
7. Montana 1948 (50 States; Western from Summer Challenge)
8. A Cold Day For Murder (50 States/Alaska; monthly read for another group)
9. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot: The Autobiography of a Dangerous Man
10. "Tlön Uqbar Orbis Tertius" (and "Baby HP") from The Big Book of Science Fiction (Latin America Reading Week)
Brazen Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (Agatha Raisin, #2) by M.C. Beaton The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life by Roald Dahl My Lady's Choosing An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran The Real Nick and Nora Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen Classics by David L. Goodrich Montana 1948 by Larry Watson A Cold Day For Murder (Kate Shugak, #1) by Dana Stabenow Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot The Autobiography of a Dangerous Man by John Callahan The Big Book of Science Fiction by Ann VanderMeer

Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods - Candy Corn I hate picking favorites, for anything, but because I'm gearing this month's reads toward Halloween, I will go with the one thing I still eat every October.
C - Constantia in The Daughters of the Late Colonel
A - Sir Andrew in In the Fog
N - Capt. Roland Nair in The Laughing Monsters: A Novel
D - Diesel in Wicked Appetite
Y - Yazmine in Beast
C - Paulo Coelho's The Devil and Miss Prym
O - Carol O'Toole in Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
R - Geoffrey Rowland in The Blood Red Cross
N - Nicholas Ransom in Hallowe'en Party
The Daughters of the Late Colonel / Le figlie del defunto colonnello (Short Stories 2012 n°3) by Katherine Mansfield Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan The Devil and Miss Prym (On the Seventh Day, #3) by Paulo Coelho The Laughing Monsters A Novel by Denis Johnson The Blood Red Cross by L.T. Meade Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel, #1) by Janet Evanovich In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis Beast by Faye Kellerman Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
1. John Updike / The Witches of Eastwick
2. Robert Louis Stevenson / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
3. Edith Wharton / Xingu
4. Kurt Vonnegut / 2 B R 0 2 B
5. Allegra Goodman / The Cookbook Collector
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson Xingu by Suzie R 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name - Jamie Fraser from Outlander Another favorite? Ugh! Let's go with my most recent; he's not so bad.
J - Jamie Watson in A Study in Charlotte
A - Stale Aune in The Snowman
M - Min Jin Lee's Pachinko
I - Ishmael in Moby Dick
E -Eleanor in Mr. Dickens and His Carol
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1) by Brittany Cavallaro The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Moby Dick by Herman Melville Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva


message 45: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30560 comments Mod
Keli wrote: "I'm pretty sure I'm doing this on an older version of this challenge. Can I join this one? But bring all my info from last year across?"

Yes!


message 46: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 01, 2018 06:02PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30560 comments Mod
Welcome Allegra!

Challenge posts are linked above


message 47: by Tina ❣ (last edited Jan 04, 2019 05:28PM) (new)

Tina ❣ (nutrinut) | 1617 comments This sounds like a great challenge!!

Date Started: 05/01/18
Date Finished: 04/01/19
Read: 49/49

COMPLETED!

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
Read: 8/8
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer An Earl's Guide to Catch a Lady by Tanya Wilde Bound (Bound Trilogy, #1) by Kate Sparkes Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer Underneath It All (The Walshes, #1) by Kate Canterbary After I've Gone by Linda Green Rock You (Fallen Star, #1) by Candy J. Starr You Are Mine (Mine, #1) by Janeal Falor
(view spoiler)

Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
Amethyst (purple) in the cover
Read: 3/3
Loving the Marquess (Landing a Lord, #1) by Suzanna Medeiros Bellamy and The Brute (Bellamy and the Brute, #1) by Alicia Michaels Imperfect Love (4Ever, #1) by Isabella White
(view spoiler)

Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
Read: 8/8
All for You (Paris Nights, #1) by Laura Florand The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen Angelbound (Angelbound Origins #1) by Christina Bauer Unentangled (The Tangled #1) by Katherine King Rogue, Prisoner, Princess (Of Crowns and Glory, #2) by Morgan Rice Secret Love (4Ever, #2) by Isabella White Undeniable (The Oregon Trail, #1) by Laura Stapleton Cry For You (Fallen Star, #2) by Candy J. Starr
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Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge) or Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
Read: 3/3
Playing For Keeps ('Fantasy' Football #1) by Liz Matis The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2) by Erika Johansen The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee
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Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
Read: 3/3
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray Intoxicated (Felony Romance, #1) by Jeana E. Mann Primals (Reverse Harem #1) by Lexy Timms
(view spoiler)

Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre (Y.A.)
Read: 3/3
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman
(view spoiler)

Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books in a Buddy Read/B.O.M.
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) by Neal Shusterman The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling
Read: 3/3
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Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
Read: 3/3
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo Fall Out (SEALs Undone, #1) by Zoe York Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead
(view spoiler)

Month 9: Challenge changed to 'Read your favourite colour'
Read: 3/3
Refuge (Relentless #2) by Karen Lynch Only for the Weekend ( If Only # 1 ) by Ella Sheridan Damaged Hearts (Damaged Hearts, #3) by Monica Murphy
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Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
Read: 5/5
The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1) by Rachel Morgan The Faerie Prince (Creepy Hollow, #2) by Rachel Morgan Unleashed (Ross Siblings, #1) by Cherrie Lynn In the Valley of Blue Gums by J.H. Fletcher Sunset over the Cherry Orchard The feel-good summer read that's like the best kind of holiday by Jo Thomas
(view spoiler)

Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
Read: 3/3
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes
(view spoiler)

Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name
Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Read: 4/4
Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, #1) by S.M. Reine The Good People by Hannah Kent You Don't Know Me by Faleena Hopkins The Space Between (The Walshes, #2) by Kate Canterbary
(view spoiler)


message 48: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 124 comments i wasn't able to track this challenge in 2017, so i'm going to shoot for 2018! =)


message 49: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 02, 2018 05:16PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30560 comments Mod
Welcome Tina & KathyD!

Glad you like it Tina!


Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 696 comments One Task is done

Month Six
Paranormal
1. Night Child 10/23/17
2. Guilty Pleasures 11/22/17
3. Mine to Possess 12/10/17
4. The Dark Ones 1/2/18

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